Board newcomer, Lauren Burton comes all the way from the great state of Texas. She is the 16 year old daughter of Jim and Kay Burton and sister to her "Red Brangus Cattle Showin' brother ", Tucker Burton. Lauren joined the IJBBA in 2016 and fell in love with the organization. She showed her first Red Brangus Heifer that same year. In her hometown of Atlanta, Texas, she has been a member of the Cass County HOPE 4-H for eight years. During that time she has served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President. Lauren has also been President of The Cass Sharp Shooters Archery Club. Lauren believes that being on the IJBBA Board will take her leadership role to new heights. She plans to use her new position to spread the word and recruit new members to join this awesome breed organization. Look her up as she travels with the IJBBA this coming year, as she is eager to meet new friends and be at your service!
If you were to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be and why? I would be a cat because since I got my driver’s license I’ve already used 8 of my 9 lives.
If you could choose your last meal, what would it be? A Filet Mignon from Mcguires Irish Pub in Destin, Florida
What was your favorite childhood toy? A scooter that I rode in the kitchen when my mom wasn’t looking.
What is/was your dream job? AI Technician
What is your favorite season and why? Winter because I like to hibernate like a Bear.
What is your favorite quote? “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
What would be your spirit animal and why? Deer - I dream big and let my light shine so others can find their way.
What is your biggest fear? Drowning
What is your strangest talent? I can point my eyes in opposite directions.
What Advice Do You Have For Young IJBBA Members?
"I would remind young exhibitors that we all started at the bottom. Never be afraid to ask for help and advice. In the end, we’re all on the same team and success is the name of the game! I would also encourage ALL young exhibitors to attend the Legacy Leadership Conferences. Wow!! What an amazing experience to travel to new places while exploring all aspects of the beef industry. I absolutely love it!!"